Beyond the Courtroom: Why Collaborative Divorce Offers Relief from Litigation

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Discover the transformative power of collaborative divorce at Kehoe Moneyhun Law.

Divorce is a life-altering event, and navigating it with minimal emotional and financial turmoil is a priority. While traditional litigation is an option, it can be adversarial, expensive, and leave lasting scars. Here at Kehoe Moneyhun Law, we champion collaborative divorce, a method that prioritizes civility and finding solutions that work for both parties.

Reduced Conflict, Higher Success Rates

Collaborative divorce fosters open communication and focuses on reaching agreements collaboratively, not through courtroom battles. This approach demonstrably reduces conflict. A 2017 study by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals found a success rate exceeding 90%, meaning most couples avoid the stress and uncertainty of court. (

Cost-Conscious and Streamlined

Traditional litigation can be a financial burden. Attorney fees can skyrocket due to court appearances, discovery processes, and depositions. Collaborative divorce, in contrast, is often faster and less expensive. Both parties share the cost of a neutral facilitator, typically a therapist, and their respective collaborative attorneys. This streamlined approach keeps costs predictable and avoids the financial anxieties associated with extended litigation.

Protecting Children and Privacy

Divorce can be especially difficult for children. Collaborative divorce keeps the process out of the courtroom, shielding them from the hostility often associated with litigation.  Additionally, collaborative practice emphasizes confidentiality, allowing you to work through issues privately. Sensitive financial information and personal details remain out of the public eye, protecting your privacy and dignity.

Building a Future, Not Dwelling on the Past

Collaborative divorce encourages a future-oriented approach. You’ll work with your spouse to create a parenting plan, divide assets reasonably, and address financial concerns. This cooperative effort fosters a sense of control and empowers you to build a positive, separate, but respectful future.

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

CD isn’t for everyone. It requires a willingness to communicate openly and work towards compromise. However, for couples seeking an amicable and cost-effective solution, it can be a transformative experience.

If you’re considering divorce, contact Kehoe Moneyhun Law. We can discuss your options and help you determine if collaborative divorce is right for you. Together, we can respectfully navigate this difficult time and find solutions that benefit everyone involved.


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